Without uttering any words, the server will know who is to be served next, just by making eye contact with thirsty patrons at the bar.If the server incorrectly eyes someone who is not next in line for a pint, they will usually shake their head and point at who should be next - if they're a decent human, anyway.The word and idea makes people uneasy - perhaps it is, once again, too forth right and too straight-forward (I KNOW, RIGHT?!
However, I still think there is some hang over from the "olden times" when it was generally encouraged for men to be the "strong and stoic" type.
Clearly I don't approve of such encouragement because I think it's important to remember that men are a lot more complicated and dare I say it, delicate than we let them be.
The same cannot be said about Scottish men, I'm afraid.
Which brings me to my first point: This takes some getting used to.
I’m not trying to make excuses or anything but I think it’s noteworthy that I was extremely sexually frustrated at the time, recently having ended things with a friends with benefits.
Also, I knew this friend found me attractive and I suppose that was a turn on to some degree.Obviously if you're a patron at a busy pub in the UK, you can't wave your hands or make a point of being FORTH RIGHT and saying that you're next; SORRY, that's just the rules, Yanks.What can I say, they like rigid social codes over here.In Glasgow, at least, people talk about the "hardness"of the cities inhabitants; it's not called a Glasgow Kiss for nothing and Glaswegian men are allowed to show limited emotions: anger (usually when their football team loses), elation (usually when their football team wins) and general day-to-day being at peace with the world. Now, obviously this is a sweeping generalisation and not true of all Scottish men.Indeed, I would say that it's rapidly changing for the better.You will need to carry out a careful conversation and only when it is hinted at, may you ask someone what they do or openly try to guess.